Azerbaijan Cuisine

- Appetizers - Baking - Vegetarian - Soups & Stews - Barbecue - Meat - Chicken - Flour-based recipes - Fish - Pilaf - Dolma - Dairy - Salad - Sweets & desserts - Jams & preserves - Drinks -

Qızardılmış ov quşu - Barbecued game bird

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Game birds - partridge, pheasant, grouse or quail - are a traditional feature of Azerbaijani cuisine.

Ovrishta - Chicken with Cornelian cherries

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Cornelian cherries, or cornels, are widespread across the Caucasus and southern Russia.

Shashandaz plov - Pilaf with omelette

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Shashandaz pilaf is a dish of onion omelette served with fragrant rice.

Ov quşu ilə plov - Game bird pilaf

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Game birds - partridge, pheasant, grouse or quail - are a traditional feature of Azerbaijani cuisine.

Kuku plov - Pilaf with smoked fish and herb omelette

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Azerbaijan has a rich variety of rice dishes, known as pilaf or plov.

Baliq kutusu - Smoked fish and herb omelette

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Smoked fish adds an extra dimension to Azerbaijan's herb-packed omelette, known as kuku (kükü).

Havaskar qovurmasi - Lamb with saffron

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This dish combines two classic Azerbaijani ingredients, lamb and saffron, while two more, chestnuts and pomegranates, are an optional extra.

Gülablı qovut - Rose and walnut biscuits

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These biscuits (cookies) of roasted wheat with walnuts are served on special occasions, especially at the Novruz spring holiday.

Soğan bozbaşı - Onion and chestnut soup

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Chestnuts, saffron and dried plums lend this unusual soup a distinctly Azerbaijani flavour.

Göy lobya bozbaşı - Green bean soup

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This simple soup is a tasty way of using the runner beans that grow in abundance in Azerbaijan in summer.

Zogalli duyu shorbasi - Rice soup with cornelian cherries

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Cornelian cherries, or cornels, are widespread across the Caucasus and southern Russia. They add a fruity tang to this simple soup.

Meyvə şərbəti - Mixed fruit sherbet

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An Azerbaijani sherbet (şərbət) is a refreshing, cooling drink made from fruit, sugar and water.